Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Rowen
 
Pronunciation: /’rouən,ˈrōən/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a second growth of grass or hay in one season.
2) A stubble field left unploughed until late in the autumn, so that it can be cropped by cattle.
 
Etymology: Middle English: from an Old Northern French variant of Old French regain ‘an increase.’

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Equivoque
 
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəvōk,ˈēkwəˌvōk/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
 
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Hypogeal
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) underground; subterranean
 
2) occurring or living below the surface of the ground
 
3) botany of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons remain below the ground, because of the growth of the epicotyl